I have a few more product reviews to get written up, and then I think that I will be caught up for the time being. I'm going to try to get them done tomorrow. There is no severe storms to knock out the electricity and it's been too hot to do much outside. Anyway, serves me right for taking on so many. I think I had at least ten going at once.
Aside from stuff on here, I've got several book covers lined up. I'm also in the process of registering for Operation Photo Rescue. Basically I wold be volunteering my free time to digitally restore photographs damaged in natural disasters. It's a neat project and I'm happy to donate my time and skills to help out people.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Last week, I was asked to check out Grammarics’ Pictorial Guide to Commons Errors in English Usage (Volume 1). Grammarics covers all the common mistakes that people make with commas, spelling, word usage, and more.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve noticed that I’m picking up on grammar issues when I’m reading stuff more than I ever had in the past. I don’t always catch it in my own writings, mostly since I tend to crank stuff out pretty quick…but I do notice it when I’m reading books. It’s gotten to the point that I have to keep myself from getting a pencil to mark mistakes or highlight sections on my Kindle. I’m going to assume that they just aren’t teaching the same stuff in English classes that learned when I was a kid. I’ve seen proof of then when helping my younger sister-in-law with homework. So, I was eager to look through this to see if would be of great use to her. I wasn’t disappointed.
The book is broken down into chapters, each covering a different issue. Each section is one page and the issues are presented in pictorial format with one image showing the wrong way & the other showing the correct way. The pictures are cute and very easy to understand no matter the age of the person using them. Several of them made me laugh. This is a great book for parents and teachers to have. They also have full sized posters (that you print yourself) of many of the images with the rules printed on them. Again, they are great for parents & teachers.
Overall, I love the book and think it is a must have for anyone with children. Even older teens and college students can use it. It’s also a great resource for teachers. The ebook sells for $9.99, and the posters can be bought individually for $2.99 or in a pack for $19.99. For more information and to buy a copy for yourself, you can visit the Grammarics website.
I received the above mentions book for free to help facilitate my review. Also, I will receive commissions off any sales generated.
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NOTE: Grammarics is only available in English.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The weather is warming up, the sun isn’t hidden behind a constant cloud cover and your kids are shedding their sweaters the way reptiles shed skin.
Summer is most definitely on its way.
Are you ready for days spent outdoors and poolside? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make sure you’re ready to take on summer parenting.
Last Year’s Clothing
Get out last year’s summer gear and see if any of the younger kids have grown into older kids’ castoffs. This way you won’t have to spend a ton of money on tank tops, shorts, etc.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I was sent copies of these three books: What to Expect Before You're Expceting, What to Expect When You're Expecting, & What to Expect the First Year. I received several copes of When You're Expecting and First Year during my pregnancy. I think most everyone does. They are a wonderful reference that I didn't even realize that I would need as much as I did. It answers every questing or issue you can possibly have. I didn't have a copy of Before, so this was the first time I read it. It details all the steps and tips that a couple needs to know before they conceive. There is a really good section on what foods to eat and a wonderful section on dealing with a miscarriage. When we got pregnant, it wasn't really planned, but I am definitely hanging on to this one for when we decide to have a second child.
Overall, the What to Expect books are a must have for anyone who is pregnant or is planning on getting pregnant. The books have a wealth of information that is readily available whenever you need it. The books are available at all books stores & online. You can get more info about the books and other great stuff at the What to Expect website.
One lucky reader will get copies of all three books (What to Expect Before You're Expceting, What to Expect When You're Expecting, & What to Expect the First Year). These make wonder baby showers gifts for expectant mothers. To enter, tell me which of the books you would find the most useful in a comment below. After that, you can complete the extra entries on the Rafflecopter widget. The giveaway is open to US residents only and ends June 2 @ midnight CST.
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When you’re pregnant there’s so much to do, but you probably feel like there’s hardly enough time to do it all. Where should a parent start in regard to gathering baby essentials, bath supplies, changing supplies, and decorations for the nursery? The good news is that you have nine months to complete all of these tasks, even though at times they may seem daunting. The best advice is to get a baby journal and track what you’d like to plan to buy and organize week by week; that way, by the time the baby arrives you’ll have all the supplies you need and the nursery will be all put together and beautiful. Don’t stress if you can’t get everything done by the time you give birth. You can always ask family members to chip in and that’s what a baby shower is for! Enjoy being pregnant but stay organized — everything will fall into place.